Ockham's razor definition

  • noun:
    • A rule in research and philosophy stating that organizations should not be increased needlessly. This rule is translated to imply that the most basic of two or more competing ideas is better and that a reason for not known phenomena should very first be tried when it comes to something already known. Also called legislation of parsimony.
    • the concept that entities really should not be increased needlessly; the best of two contending ideas is usually to be favored

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